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Charge – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Music: Sophy Smith and Tim Dickinson Director: Kevin Finnan Choreography: Kevin Finnan, with additional material from the company Reviewer: Rich Jevons Charge is the final part of Motionhouse's Earth Trilogy, developing on themes explored in Scattered (2009) and Broken (2013), celebrating the company's 30th anniversary. Director Kevin Finnan worked closely with Professor Frances Ashcroft of Oxford University, author of The ...

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Turn 2016: Night 1 – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Turn - presented by Word of Warning, Contact and Dance Manchester - is the eighth annual micro festival of new north west dance, celebrating five years at Contact in 2016. Performed across two evenings, Turn presents a diverse range of new work and work in progress from north west-based dance makers and artists. As Manchester is rich ...

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Motionhouse: Broken – Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Artistic Director: Kevin Finnan Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Kevin Finnan has put together an exciting, energetic and imaginative dance piece. Motionhouse, established in 1988, is reputed for their innovation particularly its staging combined with theatre and dance. They are known to choose themes for their productions which provoke thoughts, beliefs and perceptions. Broken is no exception. This piece explores the relationship ...

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Motionhouse: Broken – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Director: Kevin Finnan Reviewer: Rich Jevons While it is customary to applaud the achievements of a dance piece’s choreographer, in the case of Motionhouse, as well as flagging up the supreme talents of their Artistic Director Kevin Finnan’ I’d like to include a rôle-call of the ensemble, namely: Martina Bussi, Daniel Connor, Junior Cunningham, Alasdair Stewart, Anna Watkins and Rebecca ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Kevin Finnan

Motionhouse bring a new-adrenaline-fuelled multi-media dance theatre production to Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre this January before embarking on a UK tour. Rich Jevons talks to Artistic Director Kevin Finnan MBE about the history of the company and the significance of the current work Broken. Firstly, could you tell us how Motionhouse was formed? Motionhouse was a collaboration between Louise Richards ...

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Motionhouse: Broken – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Kevin Finnan Choreography: Kevin Finnan with Claire Benson and the company Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Motionhouse are one of the UK's leading internationally-touring dance theatre companies, specialising in innovative productions that combine extreme physicality with state of the art staging and technology to create a high-octane blend of contemporary dance, aerial theatre and cirque. The company have produced outdoor ...

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The Voyage – Victoria Square, Birmingham

Producer: Stuart Griffiths for Birmingham Hippodrome Artistic Directors: Kevin Finnan &Patrick Nolan Designer: Simon Dorman Composers: Sophy Smith &Tom Dickenson Reviewer: Will James [rating:5] Standing in Victoria Square in Birmingham you could be forgiven for thinking that you were in Southampton Docks waving your loved ones goodbye as they board a giant ship ready to set sail to lands unknown. ...

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WHAT’S HOT – 18th June 2012

Theatre is always an experience, as soon as you step inside the auditorium, take your seats and the lights slowly dim, we are invited to go on a journey… A journey which inevitably can vary greatly on every visit, but there is always something exciting about seeing something for the very first time and that is what is on offer ...

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